Fried Green Tomatoes

This classic recipe was shared with us by a CSA member!
  • 2/3 cup all-purpose flour (or subsitute almond flour for gluten free)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper, or to taste
  • optional spicing options like cayenne, onion powder and/or garlic powder
  • 3 green tomatoes, sliced about 1/3-1/2 inch thick
  • 1 to 1 1/2 cup finely crushed saltine or Ritz crackers (just put in a ziplock gallon bag and crush with a rolling pin or glass), or substitute cornmeal
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 cup oil or butter for frying (note: olive oil does not work well for FGT because its burn temp is low, but any other vegetable oil should be fine)

In a small bowl, mix together the flour, salt and pepper (and optional additional spices as desired). Place the crushed crackers in another bowl, and the beaten eggs in a third bowl. Heat the oil or butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Dip each tomato slice in the flour to coat, then dip in the egg mixture, and then coat with the the cracker crumbs, pressing them gently in the slices to make sure the crumbs stick. Place the coated tomato slices in the hot skillet, and fry until golden brown on each side, about 3 minutes per side. Add more butter or oil to the pan, if necessary, as you work your way through the tomatoes. Serve hot!